Ruth Negga: I’m ‘lucky’ to be a actress
Ruth Negga feels "very lucky" to be an actress.
The 35-year-old actress believes there is a "huge amount of luck involved" with getting jobs in the film industry.
She said: "I feel very lucky to be doing what I’m doing, like all art, there’s an unquantifiable aspect to this job, and there is a huge amount of luck involved.
"But luck is a funny thing; good or bad, it plays an important part in everything."
And Ruth is thrilled to have made ‘Loving’, which has earned her an Oscar nomination amongst others.
She added to the Spring/Summer issue of AnOther magazine: "As a person of colour, you can’t be ignorant of the fact that there are stories about race to be told, and I wanted to be part of that."
Meanwhile, Ruth previously admitted ‘Loving’ was one of those films that "left a mark" on her.
She shared: "’Loving’ was a very special film. There are films that really, really land on you and mark you and I think this is one of those films for me."
Ruth wasn’t a big fan of school when she was growing up and whilst she admits she "resented" her teachers sometimes for speak to her in a certain way, she has no problem with authority.
She said: "I was a kid in the 1980s and there was loads of Irish emigration, that’s the history of our country – we haemorrhaged people. I was very impatient [at school] because I wanted it to be over.
"It’s not that I have a problem with authority, but I remember thinking, ‘I don’t really want to be spoken to by teachers in that manner. What’s their problem?’ I kind of resented that.
"It’s kind of ironic because you’re being told what to do by someone and it’s a rigorous schedule. But I think there was the glamour of being, I don’t know, a band of gypsies on tour. I just found the idea of it so freeing."
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